Helmut Lang AW1999 Astro Biker Jacket

Helmut Lang AW1999 Astro Biker Jacket


Autumn/Winter 1999 is frequently regarded as Helmut Lang’s magnum opus, and rightfully so. The collection spanned over a range of distant influences, yet Lang managed to seamlessly merge them all together. From astronauts to motorcyclists to BDSM, Lang combined them to create something completely new. This idea of combining subcultures set the foundation for the label’s following years, as Lang went on to frequently revisit this methodology.

The Astro Biker is perhaps the pinnacle example of Lang’s ballyhooed knack for interweaving the ostensibly incongruous aesthetic's of various taboo subcultures. The space-aged moto silhouette is a jumping off point from which he adds the unique BDSM signifier straps, which have played an outsized role in immortalizing the jacket. Further details include a removable faux fur collar, a zipper constricting the waist, and moto-style ribbing on the arms. 

Condition: 9/10. No significant flaws.

Tagged size: 48

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